November 2009 Wake County Schools Flash Poll

1.         Do you have children or grandchildren who attend Wake County Public Schools?

 

 

Age

Gender

Race

Party

 

Total

18-25

26-40

41-55

56-65

66+

Male

Female

White

Black

Other

Republican

Democrat

Independent

(Base)

(413)

(50)

(136)

(128)

(54)

(45)

(194)

(219)

(301)

(87)

(25)

(128)

(173)

(112)

 

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

 

Yes

53.6

55.3

54.9

64.7

35.9

37.7

49.9

57.0

50.4

63.0

59.4

55.3

54.3

50.7

No

46.4

44.7

45.1

35.3

64.1

62.3

50.1

43.0

49.6

37.0

40.6

44.7

45.7

49.3

 

2.         Do you support or oppose the school board’s current policy of assigning students to schools based on achieving diversity, instead of sending students to the school closest to their home? You will also have the choice of being undecided.

 

 

Age

Gender

Race

Party

 

Total

18-25

26-40

41-55

56-65

66+

Male

Female

White

Black

Other

Republican

Democrat

Independent

(Base)

(413)

(50)

(136)

(128)

(54)

(45)

(194)

(219)

(301)

(87)

(25)

(128)

(173)

(112)

 

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

 

Support the policy

22.0

12.4

21.0

24.4

25.8

24.0

17.1

26.3

19.6

31.7

16.8

14.1

28.0

21.7

Oppose the policy

68.3

87.6

68.5

63.3

64.9

64.5

77.8

59.9

70.5

59.2

74.1

79.7

58.5

70.6

No opinion

9.7

.0

10.4

12.3

9.3

11.4

5.0

13.8

9.9

9.1

9.2

6.3

13.5

7.7

3.         Hypothetically, would you rather send your child to a school that is closest to your home or one that is further away but would be more economically diverse? You will have the choice of being undecided.

 

 

Age

Gender

Race

Party

 

Total

18-25

26-40

41-55

56-65

66+

Male

Female

White

Black

Other

Republican

Democrat

Independent

(Base)

(413)

(50)

(136)

(128)

(54)

(45)

(194)

(219)

(301)

(87)

(25)

(128)

(173)

(112)

 

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

 

Would rather send to closest school

73.3

65.7

80.8

69.8

77.2

64.0

79.9

67.4

77.5

56.1

82.1

85.5

61.0

78.1

Would rather send further away but more diverse

18.0

34.3

9.7

21.5

16.8

16.6

14.5

21.1

13.8

34.9

10.0

7.5

27.7

15.0

No opinion

8.7

.0

9.5

8.7

5.9

19.4

5.6

11.5

8.7

9.0

7.9

6.9

11.3

6.8

 

4.         Regardless of if you have children and if money were not an issue; would you choose to send your child to a private, religious or home-school instead of Wake County Public Schools? You will have the choice of being undecided.

 

 

Age

Gender

Race

Party

 

Total

18-25

26-40

41-55

56-65

66+

Male

Female

White

Black

Other

Republican

Democrat

Independent

(Base)

(413)

(50)

(136)

(128)

(54)

(45)

(194)

(219)

(301)

(87)

(25)

(128)

(173)

(112)

 

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

 

Would prefer religious/private/home school

42.5

19.5

51.7

40.1

44.8

44.5

35.1

49.1

43.3

40.3

40.7

54.6

39.3

33.8

Would prefer Wake public school

44.4

50.2

37.8

49.1

45.5

43.1

52.8

36.9

44.0

47.3

38.6

34.4

47.6

50.7

No opinion

13.1

30.3

10.6

10.8

9.7

12.4

12.1

14.0

12.7

12.4

20.7

11.0

13.1

15.5

Do you support the current school board policy of assigning some students to mandatory year round schools or should parents be given a choice between sending their child to a school that is year round or traditional calendar? You will have the choice to be undecided or have no opinion.

 

 

Age

Gender

Race

Party

 

Total

18-25

26-40

41-55

56-65

66+

Male

Female

White

Black

Other

Republican

Democrat

Independent

(Base)

(413)

(50)

(136)

(128)

(54)

(45)

(194)

(219)

(301)

(87)

(25)

(128)

(173)

(112)

 

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

 

Support current policy for year round school

18.1

9.3

15.9

22.6

15.4

24.5

17.4

18.6

19.7

11.7

20.0

9.6

24.2

18.2

Think parents should be given a choice

74.9

90.7

77.1

68.9

76.7

65.5

75.6

74.2

72.8

82.3

74.4

85.8

67.8

73.4

No opinion

7.1

.0

7.0

8.5

7.9

10.0

6.9

7.2

7.5

6.0

5.5

4.6

8.0

8.3

 

6.         Do you believe that attending a neighborhood school would serve to increase parental involvement in their child’s school? You have the choice of being undecided.

 

 

Age

Gender

Race

Party

 

Total

18-25

26-40

41-55

56-65

66+

Male

Female

White

Black

Other

Republican

Democrat

Independent

(Base)

(413)

(50)

(136)

(128)

(54)

(45)

(194)

(219)

(301)

(87)

(25)

(128)

(173)

(112)

 

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

 

Neighborhood school would increase parental involvement

72.4

46.8

80.3

72.4

78.8

69.4

79.2

66.4

81.8

39.7

73.4

87.7

57.5

77.9

Neighborhood school would not increase parental involvement

13.8

12.4

12.3

18.3

4.9

17.9

8.2

18.8

10.6

26.5

8.6

6.6

19.5

13.3

No opinion

13.8

40.7

7.4

9.3

16.3

12.7

12.6

14.8

7.6

33.9

18.0

5.7

23.0

8.8

7.         If all children were able to attend a neighborhood school would that make you more or less supportive of the Wake County Public School System? You will have the choice to be undecided.

 

 

Age

Gender

Race

Party

 

Total

18-25

26-40

41-55

56-65

66+

Male

Female

White

Black

Other

Republican

Democrat

Independent

(Base)

(413)

(50)

(136)

(128)

(54)

(45)

(194)

(219)

(301)

(87)

(25)

(128)

(173)

(112)

 

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

 

Would be more supportive if all children could attend neighborhood school

58.6

34.3

61.9

62.2

65.4

57.4

65.6

52.5

64.5

42.6

43.5

74.4

47.8

57.3

Would be less supportive if all children could attend neighborhood school

16.8

12.4

16.9

19.0

15.5

16.5

13.2

19.9

14.4

26.1

13.0

8.9

23.8

14.9

No opinion

24.6

53.3

21.2

18.8

19.1

26.2

21.2

27.6

21.1

31.4

43.6

16.7

28.4

27.8

Do you agree or disagree that the Wake County school system has been a good steward of taxpayer money and spends tax dollars efficiently. You can also be undecided.

 

 

Age

Gender

Race

Party

 

Total

18-25

26-40

41-55

56-65

66+

Male

Female

White

Black

Other

Republican

Democrat

Independent

(Base)

(413)

(50)

(136)

(128)

(54)

(45)

(194)

(219)

(301)

(87)

(25)

(128)

(173)

(112)

 

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

 

Would agree that Wake County Schools are a good steward of tax dollars

31.8

66.6

22.1

31.3

28.3

28.4

35.8

28.2

28.2

47.4

21.4

17.1

45.0

28.3

Would disagree that Wake County Schools are a good steward of tax dollars

40.1

21.0

43.0

41.6

47.4

39.6

41.8

38.6

43.8

20.3

64.3

56.1

25.2

44.9

No opinion

28.1

12.4

35.0

27.1

24.3

31.9

22.3

33.2

28.0

32.3

14.3

26.8

29.8

26.8

9.         In 2008, Wake County Schools spent $1.8 million on legal fees and insurance for legal actions.  Should that spending be reviewed for savings by an independent firm? You can also be undecided.

 

 

Age

Gender

Race

Party

 

Total

18-25

26-40

41-55

56-65

66+

Male

Female

White

Black

Other

Republican

Democrat

Independent

(Base)

(413)

(50)

(136)

(128)

(54)

(45)

(194)

(219)

(301)

(87)

(25)

(128)

(173)

(112)

 

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

 

Spending should be reviewed

58.3

56.2

56.9

59.1

63.7

55.9

68.3

49.4

56.0

71.5

39.3

64.7

55.6

55.2

Spending should not be reviewed

11.4

13.5

8.8

12.8

11.8

12.3

7.0

15.3

12.4

5.3

19.7

8.9

11.8

13.5

No opinion

30.3

30.3

34.3

28.0

24.5

31.8

24.7

35.3

31.5

23.2

41.0

26.4

32.6

31.3

 

10.        Now about you. As to your age…

 

 

Age

Gender

Race

Party

 

Total

18-25

26-40

41-55

56-65

66+

Male

Female

White

Black

Other

Republican

Democrat

Independent

(Base)

(413)

(50)

(136)

(128)

(54)

(45)

(194)

(219)

(301)

(87)

(25)

(128)

(173)

(112)

 

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

 

18-25

12.1

100.0

.0

.0

.0

.0

13.5

10.9

2.7

39.4

30.0

.0

24.4

7.0

26-40

32.9

.0

100.0

.0

.0

.0

25.2

39.8

35.1

21.1

48.3

42.9

23.3

36.4

41-55

31.0

.0

.0

100.0

.0

.0

35.5

27.0

31.9

31.5

18.2

33.6

30.4

29.0

56-65

13.1

.0

.0

.0

100.0

.0

15.5

10.9

16.9

3.2

1.1

10.9

12.0

17.3

66+

10.9

.0

.0

.0

.0

100.0

10.3

11.5

13.4

4.8

2.3

12.6

10.0

10.3

11.        As to your gender, are you …

 

 

Age

Gender

Race

Party

 

Total

18-25

26-40

41-55

56-65

66+

Male

Female

White

Black

Other

Republican

Democrat

Independent

(Base)

(413)

(50)

(136)

(128)

(54)

(45)

(194)

(219)

(301)

(87)

(25)

(128)

(173)

(112)

 

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

 

Male

47.0

52.4

36.0

53.8

55.8

44.2

100.0

.0

46.1

48.5

52.4

44.8

46.1

50.8

Female

53.0

47.6

64.0

46.2

44.2

55.8

.0

100.0

53.9

51.5

47.6

55.2

53.9

49.2

12.        As to you race, do you consider yourself to be…

 

 

Age

Gender

Race

Party

 

Total

18-25

26-40

41-55

56-65

66+

Male

Female

White

Black

Other

Republican

Democrat

Independent

(Base)

(413)

(50)

(136)

(128)

(54)

(45)

(194)

(219)

(301)

(87)

(25)

(128)

(173)

(112)

 

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

 

White

72.9

16.3

77.6

75.0

94.4

89.4

71.5

74.1

100.0

.0

.0

92.1

53.0

81.7

Black

21.1

68.6

13.5

21.4

5.1

9.3

21.7

20.5

.0

100.0

.0

6.0

40.8

7.8

Other

6.0

15.0

8.9

3.6

.5

1.3

6.7

5.4

.0

.0

100.0

1.9

6.2

10.5

13.        As to your political party affiliation, do you consider your self to be a ….

 

 

Age

Gender

Race

Party

 

Total

18-25

26-40

41-55

56-65

66+

Male

Female

White

Black

Other

Republican

Democrat

Independent

(Base)

(413)

(50)

(136)

(128)

(54)

(45)

(194)

(219)

(301)

(87)

(25)

(128)

(173)

(112)

 

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

 

Republican

31.0

.0

40.4

33.6

25.9

35.9

29.5

32.3

39.1

8.8

9.9

100.0

.0

.0

Democrat

41.9

84.4

29.7

41.0

38.3

38.3

41.1

42.6

30.4

81.1

43.1

.0

100.0

.0

Independent

27.1

15.6

30.0

25.4

35.8

25.7

29.3

25.2

30.4

10.0

47.0

.0

.0

100.0

This article was posted in Poll Results on December 15, 2009 at 2:30 PM.

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